The detail of the hidden price tag that will save you money at Kmart – even on the SAME items – as the store introduces price increases for its 2023 stock
- A Kmart shopper noticed a price increase for her favorite short
- Jess bought the culotte shorts earlier this year for $15 and then for $17
- After sharing images of the price tags, online shoppers noticed a small detail
- Others weren’t worried online during the global recession and inflation
A Kmart customer was furious when he noticed a price difference on two pairs of the same shorts, but accidentally discovered a savings trick.
The shopper, Jess, bought the store’s blue culotte shorts for $15 earlier this year and liked the product so much she went back to buy a few more — but they were $17.
“I don’t know why they would have gone up, it’s exactly the same short. A little disappointed,” she wrote on Facebook.
Eagle-eyed shoppers then saw a clue: The tags read either “22S” (Summer 2022) or “23S” (Summer 23). Those with the latter will be priced to account for inflation, which is currently 7.3 percent.
A few months ago, Kmart shopper Jess bought a pair of blue culotte shorts for $15 (pictured)
But when she recently went back to the store to buy a second pair, she noticed the price had jumped to $17. After sharing images of the tags on Facebook, a shopper pointed out the difference in the ’22S’ – and ’23S’ code and its meaning
“They may be the same shorts, but the cheaper pair is from the summer 2022 collection and the other pair is from the summer of 2023. That’s what the 22S and 23S stand for,” the customer wrote.
‘It’s called inflation, they have the same bills/costs as everyone else, they can’t raise their price, it’s not like it’s a huge amount. That’s pretty reasonable for a pair of shorts,” one wrote.
“The cost of everything has risen sharply this year – shipping costs skyrocketed during Covid, interest rates are rising monthly. You will notice an increase in most things in the future,” said another.
Another added: “My son’s baby food has increased by $4 from $38 to $42. If you’re not happy with the price increase, don’t buy it. Everything goes up. Have you been living under a rock?’
A Kmart spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that prices should rise from time to time amid recession and inflation (Photo: The Kmart shorts)
A Kmart spokesperson told the Daily Mail Australia that prices have to rise “from time to time” to account for inflation.
“At Kmart, we put our customers first and set our prices accordingly, to make everyday life accessible to everyone,” the spokesperson said.
“From time to time, prices must be reassessed in accordance with the associated costs of doing business. Our daily low prices mean that product price increases for our customers will always be marginal.”